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Five-vehicle crash east of Green Castle sends 5 to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports five Kirksville residents sustained moderate injuries in a five-vehicle accident three miles east of Green Castle Tuesday morning. Occupants of two of the vehicles were transported by ambulance to the Northwest Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. They were 38-year-old Serge Sinele, 29-year-old Jiga Lelo, 22-year-old Tlantini Lufuma, 22-year-old Josiane Mahuya, and […]

Drug Bust

Weekend investigations result in multiple arrests on drug related allegations

Various weekend investigations involving drug allegations are in the news today from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. A search warrant obtained by Sheriff Cox was served Friday evening and resulted in the seizure of alleged methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested 33-year-old Steven Burns of Chillicothe who was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional […]

CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]

FCS Financial Community Giving

FCS Financial awards $51,000 in scholarships

FCS Financial recently selected 34 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, more than $620,000 has been distributed through the FCS Financial Scholarship Program. The program is designed to encourage and support higher education for relatives of FCS Financial members. “As […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Suspect who escaped custody arrested in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office concluded a fugitive investigation Tuesday with an arrest in Wheeling. Sheriff Cox reports the office had attempted to locate and arrest 31-year-old Joshua Caudill since January 8th on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony forgery, with a bond set at $25,000. Caudill eluded law enforcement for “some time”, […]

Gas Leak

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to gas leak

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a gas leak at Irvinbilt at 10 Hickory Street in Chillicothe Wednesday morning. Captain Tracy Bradley reports that, prior to leaving the station, the department advised dispatch to contact Liberty Utilities. She says firefighters arrived at Irvinbilt to find M&M Utilities removing concrete and pulling up the main gas […]